With over 200 Million players worldwide, Fortnite is sincerely one of the biggest phenomenon in gaming history. EpicGame, the company behind the innovation had faced backlash concerning it’s misleading Xbox One S bundle. Amid other controversies going on within the company, it had officially issued a recent statement to address the whole backlash.
While the $299-worth Fortnite Xbox One S bundle was aimed to be among the current seasonal best-sellers while featuring the entry-level console and last-man-standing shooter.
Fortnite creator, Epic Games, has since responded to the backlash, via a statement posted to Reddit. Affirming it agrees with player concerns, the publisher plans to distribute the $39.99 Fortnite: Save the World component to all bundle owners, or 2,000 V-Bucks.
We agree that the messaging on the Xbox One S Fortnite Bundle was unclear and so will be granting free access to Save the World for those who purchased the bundle.
We are going to begin identifying players who have claimed the Eon Bundle and will be granting their accounts access to Save the World. We will also make sure that all future players who claim the Eon Bundle will be granted access to Save the World moving forward.
If you already had purchased Save the World and claimed the Eon Bundle, we will be granting you an additional 2,000 V-Bucks.
We hope to have an update shortly on the exact timing of entitlements.
Epic Games later clarified the Save the World rollout is set for 2019 after the holidays conclude.
We’ll begin the process of granting retroactive entitlements early next week when our offices reopen for the new year. We will provide an additional update on the progress of the grants around that time.
The Fortnite Xbox One S bundle is still available, currently discounted to $299 via Microsoft, including the newly-added Save the World access.